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Peter Fury outlines plans for Tyson’s Cunningham and Chambers sparring

Phil Jay 14/08/2013

Tyson Fury’s trainer Peter Fury has told WBN that former opponent Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham will be heading to Belgium this weekend to help his nephew prepare for his upcoming battle with former world champion David Haye.

Recently-turned 25 year-old Fury faces former cruiserweight Haye, 32, on September 28 at the Manchester Arena and Peter sees April foe Cunningham, whom Tyson stopped in seven rounds, as a perfect addition to camp at this stage.

Cunningham himself is a two-time IBF champion at 200lbs and will provide Fury will the ideal sparring as both the American and Haye stand at 6ft 3ins tall and are of a similar weight at the heavyweight limit.

“Steve Cunningham is over here this weekend and we look forward to having him,” Peter Fury told World Boxing News.

“Steve will bring his boxing skills, movement and speed with him and will be good for Tyson. I have always said that he is a top fighter and I am very much looking forward to meeting him when he gets here.

“He is a God fearing man like myself so will give the camp a good lift,” added Peter.

Peter also confirmed that former world heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers was set to arrive towards the end of the month fresh from his surprise loss to Thabiso Mchunu, although was none the wiser when asked to comment on rumours Haye was drafting in Deontay Wilder to his training camp.

“I’ve no idea on Haye sparring with Wilder, but yes, Eddie Chambers said he would be here on the 21st and we are just waiting on confirmation,” said Fury.